|1000 Hours of Staring - Co-operative Thread|
'1000 Hours of Staring' is the alias under which Mike Ramsey and occasional collaborator Mike Bigel record music. Here is an EP of elegant instrumental music, crafted from guitars and farfisa organ, field recordings and layer upon layer of dense sound, sound that is alive with energy and purpose. Now I'm not much of one for over-complicated genre naming, honestly, but I can't help but file this one in my mind under psychedelic post rock folk...
Keywords: 1000 hours of staring; co-operative thread; folk; rock; psychedelic; serein
Downloads: 9,868 (3 reviews)
|1000 Hours of Staring - The Seagull|
Hot on the heels of their debut EP at Serein, 'Cooperative Thread', it is time again to welcome 1000 Hours of Staring to the Serein catalogue. The lineup this time includes David Daranjo and Mike Kazantsis working alongside Mike Ramsey. This change in ranks marks also a distinct change in sound for the group, leaving behind the gentle melodies of 'Cooperative Thread' in favour of densely layered sound...
Keywords: 1000 hours of staring; the seagull; cantankerous seagull; serein; ambient; new age; drone
Downloads: 1,247 (2 reviews)
|1000 hours of staring - tapestry|
Tapestry is an album of, for want of a better word, 'b-sides'. That is to say, older tracks that Mike (1000 Hours of Staring) has reworked, or which he simply couldn't see fitting elsewhere. Surprising then, that what we have here is a coherent collection of tracks taking us on a skewed journey through carnival atmospheres and crowded city streets, in the latter half of the album Mike favours a more relaxed tone, though this release could certainly be said to contain some of his most raw work to...
Keywords: 1000 hours of staring; tapestry; serein; ser011; mike ramsey; mike bigel; david d'aranjo; post rock; guitar; experimental; analog; analogue
|VA - OIO|
After a lot of hard work, planning and preparation it is with great pride and excitement that we unveil the tenth release at Serein. On the cusp of celebrating our first birthday it seems fitting that we should also hit double figures, here's to the next ten. The release is titled 'OIO' and is a VA album featuring label mainstays Marcel Türkowsky, Herzog, Stephane Leonard, Huw Roberts, Mark Templeton, 1000 Hours of Staring and Muhr...
Keywords: serein; va; oio; ser010; ambient; drone; electro-acoustic; electro acoustic; marcel tuerkowsky; herzog; stephane leonard; huw roberts; mark templeon; 1000 hours of staring; muhr; yannick franck; olivier pe
Downloads: 7,176 (1 review)